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COSCOROBA SWAN (Coscoroba coscoroba)

©Nigel Key Coscoroba Swan (Slimbridge April 2015)

The Coscoroba Swan is the smallest of the wildfowl called a Swan. It belongs to the subfamily Anserinae in the family Anatidae which includes ducks, swans and geese.

The Coscoroba Swan shows all attributes associated with the Anatidae family, the body is like a small swan, the head is like a goose and the bill is similar to a duck.

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Conservation Status


Size
875mm to 1125mm (33" to 45")

Appearance - Male
The male has mainly White plumage with Black tips on it outer primary feathers, Brown eyes, Red bill, pinkish Legs and feet.

Appearance - Female
Similar to the male.

Habitat
Its habitat is well-vegetated Swamps and Lagoons.

Diet
Grasses, Aquatic Vegetation, Aquatic Insects, Mussels and Fish.

Breeding Time
July to October

Nest
The nest is built from vegetation in the shape of a conical mound near water, in reeds or long grass. The mound has a slight depression which is lined with grasses and feathers from the female.

Eggs
Quantity: 4 to 7
Colour: Creamy White.











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PHOTOGRAPHS

Coscoroba Swan (WWT Slimbridge July 2014) - pic by Nigel Key Coscoroba Swan (WWT Slimbridge April 2015) - pic by Nigel Key Coscoroba Swan (WWT Slimbridge April 2015) - pic by Nigel Key
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Coscoroba Swan (WWT Slimbridge July 2012) - pic by Nigel Key Coscoroba Swan (WWT Slimbridge July 2013) - pic by Nigel Key Coscoroba Swan (WWT Slimbridge July 2013) - pic by Nigel Key
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Coscoroba Swan (WWT Slimbridge 20) - pic by Nigel Key Coscoroba Swan (WWT Slimbridge 20) - pic by Nigel Key Coscoroba Swan (WWT Slimbridge 20) - pic by Nigel Key
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Related Links:-


Bewick's Swan - www.slim-bridge.co.uk

Black Swan - www.slim-bridge.co.uk

Black-Necked Swan - www.slim-bridge.co.uk

Mute Swan - www.slim-bridge.co.uk

Trumpeter Swan - www.slim-bridge.co.uk

Whistling Swan - www.slim-bridge.co.uk

Swan Identification - www.slim-bridge.co.uk


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LOCATION

Coscoroba Swan
Breeding Habitat - South America
Southern Chile, central Argentina, Tierra del Fuego and Falkland Islands.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Migrates North to central Chile, Northern Argentina, Uruguay and the South East of Brazil.


WWT Slimbridge Location - Coscoroba Swan
Pampas Pen Zone - WWT Slimbridge
© Nigel Key Pampas Pen Zone (WWT Slimbridge October 2012)

The Coscoroba Swan can be found in the Pampas Pen Zone, along with the following wildfowl:-
Argentinian Ruddy Duck
Blue-Winged Teal
Bronze-Winged Duck
Comb Duck
Puna Teal
Ringed Teal
White-Cheeked Pintail
Pampas Pen Zone (WWT Slimbridge)


WWT Slimbridge Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)
A-B  | C-F  | G-L  | M-R  | S-Z
Wildfowl C to F
Canada Goose
Canvasback
Cape Barren Goose
Cape Teal
Chestnut Teal
Chilean Flamingo
Chiloe Wigeon
Cinnamon Teal
Comb Duck
Common Merganser
Coot
Coscoroba Swan
Crested Screamer
Demoiselle Crane
Eider
Emperor Goose
Eurasian Crane
Eurasian Teal
Eurasian Wigeon
Falcated Duck
Ferruginous Duck
Freckled Duck
Fulvous Whistling Duck